Marketplace Morning Report for Friday November 7, 2014
Nov 7, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday November 7, 2014

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The president leaves for a trip to Asia on Sunday, with stops in China, Burma and an economic summit in Australia. We preview the economic objectives of the trip, and ask to what degree it signals a shift to international priorities. Plus, New York Comptroller Scott Stringer is teaming up with institutional investors to lobby 75 companies to allow shareholders to nominate directors for election to their boards. This is a bold move to make boards more accountable, and it’s supported by some heavyweight investors.

Segments From this episode

Free trade on the agenda for Obama's Asia trip

Nov 7, 2014
A deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be seen by many as a win.

How to change company boards: the Stringer solution

Nov 7, 2014
New York Comptroller Scott Stringer is teaming up with institutional investors to lobby 75 companies to allow shareholders to nominate directors for election to their boards. This is a bold move to make boards more accountable, and it’s supported by some heavyweight investors.

PODCAST: Jobs up; wages... well...

Nov 7, 2014
It's Jobs Friday. Celebrate responsibly.

Cellphone bills aren't as high as they used to be

Nov 7, 2014
The average monthly cellphone bill has dropped from an inflation-adjusted $151 in 1989 to $47 today.

Good news and bad news on jobs

Nov 7, 2014
The economy added 214,000 new jobs last month, but that's not the full picture.

The president leaves for a trip to Asia on Sunday, with stops in China, Burma and an economic summit in Australia. We preview the economic objectives of the trip, and ask to what degree it signals a shift to international priorities. Plus, New York Comptroller Scott Stringer is teaming up with institutional investors to lobby 75 companies to allow shareholders to nominate directors for election to their boards. This is a bold move to make boards more accountable, and it’s supported by some heavyweight investors.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC